Laws on the local, state and federal level affect how schools and universities operate their institutions.
New law creates open public school enrollment throughout Kansas
May 16, 2022
Maricopa Unified School District
Maricopa (Ariz.) school district receives an additional $18 million toward construction of its second high school
Aug. 2, 2021
South Windsor (Conn.) district receives $22 million to replace elementary school
June 18, 2021
State funding gives hope to those seeking a high school in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood
May 27, 2020
Alabama legislature approves $1.25 billion bond issue for school construction
May 8, 2020
Gov. DeSantis' Press Office
Florida governor proposes big jump in starting teachers' salaries
Oct. 7, 2019
Senators propose national clearinghouse for school safety
Oct. 2, 2019
The School Safety Clearinghouse Act would establish a federal agency that would collect best practices for school security and design.
Kansas Supreme Court
New school funding law meets constitutional requirements, Kansas Supreme Court says
June 14, 2019
After years of inadequate funding by the legislature, justices say increased appropriations for schools have addressed constitutional shortcomings.
Texas school finance overhaul provides an additional $6.5 billion for schools
June 11, 2019
The legislation signed by Gov. Greg Abbott is projected to boost base per-pupil spending by 20%.
Maryland legislation adds $850 million in school funding over 2 years
May 16, 2019
Gov. Larry Hogan allows the school funding bill to become law despite "significant reservations."
Maryland lawmakers override veto; school will be allowed to start before Labor Day
March 29, 2019
The override undoes Gov. Larry Hogan's executive order that forced districts to start their school years after Labor Day.
Effort to make school bonds easier to pass has failed in Washington state legislature
March 14, 2019
Civil rights groups want Baltimore school funding lawsuit revisited
March 12, 2019
Tiny district in Washington state will replace its 82-year-old elementary school
March 11, 2019
Judge says North Carolina owes local districts $730 million that was improperly withheld
March 7, 2019
New Jersey Governor's Office
New law requires New Jersey schools to install silent alarms
Feb. 7, 2019
All 2,500 schools in the state will have the alarms installed.
New laws boost school bus safety in New Jersey
Dec. 19, 2018
Legislation was prompted by a May bus crash that killed a teacher and a student from Paramus, N.J.
Maryland governor's office
Maryland governor proposes $3.5 billion school construction program
Dec. 12, 2018
Gov. Larry Hogan says the plan would be the largest investment in school construction in Maryland history.
Parents sue Duval County (Fla.) district over arming school guards
Dec. 1, 2018
The Jacksonville-based district plans to hire and arm safety assistants to patrol elementary schools, but parents say the move will put their children in harm's way.
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